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Brawl at the Canadian leads to drug charge for Josh

Friday, January 17, 2014   by: Staff
City Police officers attended to the Canadian Hotel early this morning regarding two males fighting.

Upon their arrival they located 24-year-old Josh Vanatta of no fixed address lying on the ground in an intoxicated state.

A subsequent search revealed that Vanatta had what appeared to be an amount of cocaine on his person.

As a result he was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

He was also on probation with conditions to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.

Mr. Vanatta will be appearing in Provincial Court on February 24.

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pokey 1/17/2014 8:38:58 AM Report

No job, no home, but can afford to be intoxicated and cocaine. I forgot his job is breaking into homes and cars
damzull1 1/17/2014 9:06:01 AM Report

He must have been shadow boxing cos they dont mention anything about that happened to the other guy DAAAAAAAAAA
damzull1 1/17/2014 9:10:33 AM Report

If the guy got that drunk then the bar should get charged for letting him get so drunk its there responsibility to make sure that doesn't happen
GEMACO 1/17/2014 9:15:38 AM Report

@ damzull1:

Legislation was changed years ago to ensure that bars or restaurants are not responsible for a person that is intoxicated... whether that was a smart move or not the person IS responsible for them-self not the bar that served him
Smurf 1/17/2014 9:21:46 AM Report

What a hero this male is to our society. Google his name...assault charges, theft, b&e at knife point, punching another driver in the face, etc etc etc...i guess a good nights sleep is all he needs to wake up a refreshed and productive member of our society. Sad. Go get some help for your obvious issues..!!! It's available and free.
MarcHandthefunkybunch 1/17/2014 9:22:32 AM Report

This guy is just another scum bag in the Soo... World would be better without him
Me Myself an I 1/17/2014 9:33:35 AM Report

Fight was outside the Canadian, he could have been in a car drinking, or drunk before he got there, or was in a room with a buddy drinking...
crashed13 1/17/2014 9:55:17 AM Report

Never could understand how a person can get probation or bail without a address.

Does the judge think he lives on or in snow bank?
coachkids4life 1/17/2014 10:44:36 AM Report

probably punched out by the thugs that bounce there thats why the second person wasn't mentioned, the bouncers where probably bored and needed some action not that the guy didnt deserve it.
GuitarHero99 1/17/2014 11:12:52 AM Report

GOOD!! Hahahahahahahah vanatta is an idiot and deserves it!!!
Tom_Bom 1/17/2014 5:52:01 PM Report

Cocaine is a hell of a drug
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